Pamela Foster’s new book, Redneck Goddess (High Hill Press,) is now available. It is a HOOT! I’m not a fan of first person, present tense, but I was well into the book before I realized that I was reading something written in a style I detest. THE BOOK IS SIMPLY THAT GOOD!
See the Books to Buy Column to the right for a link to her website.
Redneck Goddess – Pamela Foster
By Pamela Foster
A hilarious romp with a quirky Georgia family determined to stick to it’s “old south” ways.
How a good ole girl from Noisy Creek Georgia ended up with a gorgeous Latin from The Republic of Panama is still a mystery to most of my kinfolk. Hell, some days even I can’t sort through the twists and turns, bad choices and undeserved blessings that brought me here. Of course, a good many of my family would have you believe the joining of a redneck goddess and a dark skinned foreigner is a good bit closer to curse than it is to blessing.
Well, times they are a changing but it does take a mighty powerful push to get the wheels moving and the engine of progress engaged in rural Georgia.
Think of my home town as a fine looking, hard working mule who has worked the same field all his life. This here mule knows every rock and each spot of sandy soil in his domain, can predict an afternoon shower when dawn is still a fine golden promise on the horizon. This son of a jackass is right where he belongs. He knows his place in the world. Now let us introduce into the life of this fine ass a great green Harvester tractor with all the disk harrows and plough blades invented in the last fifty years by men intent on forcing the earth to yield up a crop…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Pamela Foster was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest’s coastal town of Eureka, California. She married and raised three sons while attending Humboldt State University and earning her B.A. in economics, with a minor in philosophy.
At forty she moved to Hilo, Hawaii where she became addicted to sunshine, clear water and scuba diving. When she and her husband left Hawaii, they pulled a trailer the length of Mexico and set it up on the beach under a thatched roof palapa on the Mexican Caribbean. Here, she rolled out of bed each morning and into the warm, clear Caribbean Sea for a morning scuba dive. While the author has not yet set a novel in the tiny community of Paamul, Mexico where she lived for five years, the area was blessed with an abundance of characters and, sooner or later, they’ll make their way into a story or two.
Lela Davidson’s Blacklisted from the PTA
Blacklisted by the PTA is an irreverent look at motherhood and the modern family. From the high chair to a vinyl restaurant booth on date night, Lela Davidson has captured life on the cul-de-sac with a husband, two kids, and the occasional pet. Whether failing at cloth diaper origami or smug in knowledge that her children have never consumed a PopTart, Lela assures parents they are not alone, and that it’s okay to laugh-at yourself, and at your kids. These are the stories of Everyparent-even if we don’t always tell them out loud. Each of these 62 essays can be read in under five minutes for a quick laugh-either with or at the author.
As a CPA on the mommy track, all Lela wanted to do was sit on the driveway and drink wine out of a box with the neighbors. Luckily, she started writing down her stories instead. Whether tackling PTA meetings, neighborhood politics, or inflation-by-Tooth Fairy, Lela exposes the humor in every awkward moment and maternal meltdown. From a trendy Seattle condo, to a tidy Arkansas subdivision, Lela shares the comic side of family life. She takes you to Mexican bars, the hockey rinks of St. Louis, ski slopes near Santa Fe, shopping in Dallas, and even introduces you to a few strippers-the novices on the playgrounds of New York City, and the pros in Vegas. Lela says what the rest of us are thinking. Her hilarious observations and subtle satire are always spot on. She’s not afraid to reveal her screw-ups, along with fleeting delusional moments of wherein she honestly believes she is the best mom ever.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lela Davidson is the Managing Editor of ParentingSquad.com and the Associate Editor of Peekaboo magazine. Her writing is featured regularly in family and parenting magazines throughout the country, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms. Lela is also a popular teacher of online writing and promotion strategies